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Rod James

Rod James is a reporter with Secondaries Investor and also contributes to sister title PrivateEquityInternational.com. He is based in the London office. Prior to PEI, his roles included a stint as a freelancer covering fintech and transaction banking, CEEMEA capital markets reporter with EMEA Finance magazine, and editor of the Latin American political and economic risk team at IHS Global Insight.
Brookfield growth commitment
NMSIC cut its commitment to Fund V due to the outperformance of investments in prior TDR funds, showing that even top managers are facing cutbacks.
traffic jam
A full 63% of LPs worry about lower returns, though most are confident of maintaining access to the asset class, according to the latest Coller Barometer.
As the economy turns downward and the rationale behind GP-led deals changes, the SEC’s fairness opinion mandate could be a good thing for the secondaries market.
Low-risk AUM, and steady, predictable fees are among the reasons why the longer-term approach to fundraising has gained momentum.
Managers with a tech focus performed well again this year. However, amid a changing macroeconomic picture, can they maintain their fundraising momentum?
TDR fundraising
The PE manager's GP commitment will account for 10% of Bain Europe VI's total.
Advent International Global Private Equity X found itself on LP 'priority lists' thanks to the strong performance of its predecessors, global co-head of LP services Robert Weaver told PEI.
tech
The fund will invest in assets acquired by 2019-vintage Insight Venture Partners XI, following the launch in 2021 of a vehicle targeting Fund X investments.
governance
It is right to scrutinise the relationship between public pensions and investment managers; the long-term health of the private markets industry will benefit.
Inflation and higher rates won’t derail the momentum of growth investing, but they will help reveal who got ahead on judgment and who got there by luck.
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